I always approach the kids' annual Book Week parade with a range of emotions :)
On the one hand, they love to dress up, and it can be fun to pull a costume together (when it all goes to plan, that is!) On the other hand, it can be a bit stressful when one of the kids can't decide who they want to dress up as, and the parade gets closer and closer, and a decision doesn't.
Merryn's was a bit of a no-brainer...
...thanks to this gorgeous ladybird outfit that she received for her birthday this year (thanks Aunty Leisa!). I knew that Eric Carle had written a book about a ladybird, so a visit to the library was in order to check it out. I thought it was "The Very Lazy Ladybird", but bad-tempered was also a pretty good fit...LOL
Lydia's costume...not so easy. Every suggestion she came up with was an animal...and fur can be a bit tricky to acheive, especially with a limited time frame! So we visited some op shops, and came home inspired!
So a visit to my local sewing shop, and I was ready for Farmers Wife Friday!
I laid out all my blocks to get a feel for what colours I might use...
Block number 17 is Cats and Mice, and left me feeling a little...overwhelmed?
Now I'm feeling just a little scared :)
Happy Friday to you!